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About Boone and Crockett Club - Big Game Records Keeping

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The Club's 12th Competition was held in 1966 at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. Pictured here are the members of the Judges Panel, from left to right: Emily S. Toerge (secretary), Edd McGuire, Dr. J. Kenneth Doutt, John Andrews, George L. Norris, John H. Batten, Dr. John Hammett, Frank Cook, and George Church.

Accountants keep track of money. Jails keep rosters of inmates. And the Boone and Crockett Club keeps records of the largest specimens of North American big game. Why? Because if you’re going to measure the success of conservation and restoration efforts for an entire continent, then you’re going to need some way to keep score. And that’s what the Club’s founders did when they published the first copy of Records of North American Big Game in 1932.

Now, nearly a century later, researchers and hunters alike can search the Big Game Records LIVE! database to understand trends in wildlife management, to know what’s working and what needs attention. To make a very long conservation success story short, the record books are proof that the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation works. And if you’re wondering what that whitetail scores above the mantle at your hunting camp, check out the online scoring calculator below.

 

B&C World's Record Gallery

We all know there is more to hunting and conservation than the final score of a big game trophy. However, it is important to take a look at the history of records keeping and celebrate those big game trophies that hold the top spot in their respective categories. Read More

Download B&C Score Chart PDFs

All 17 score charts are available as PDF files you can download directly to your desktop. Not sure how to take all the measurements? Good news, each score chart includes complete measuring instructions. Read More

Online Scoring Calculator

B&C is pleased to offer our free on-line scoring calculators for all big game categories! Our intention is to provide you with an easy method to "green" score your animal. The calcuators include basic instructions for taking the different measurements. Read More

Minimum Entry Scores for North American Big Game

See the complete list of the minimum entry scores for all native North American big game animals recognized by the Boone and Crockett Club. Read More

Records Watch

View the most current records data being processed through B&C's Big Game Records Keeping System. Updated daily! Read More

History of Big Game Records Keeping

The Boone and Crockett Club maintains the records of native North American big game as a vital conservation record in assessing the success of wildlife management programs. Read about the history of how our program came into existence. Read More

Field Judging - Whitetail Deer

The first thing you will notice about a large whitetail buck’s rack is the overall height and width, followed by the number of points, and mass. When assessing a potential trophy’s score, we need to look at the lengths of the main beams, lengths of the points, the inside spread of the main beams, and the mass or circumference of the main beams at four locations. Learn more about the different components that contribute to the overall score for a whitetail and other big game animals recognized by B&C. Read More

 

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While the Boone and Crockett Club may best be known for celebrating the biggest horns and antlers, there are scientific reasons behind the record book.


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